Listing of the week

Tranquillity cannot be overrated. Being able to come home each evening to a secluded home on a street that sees little traffic, surrounded by lush vegetation, sounds like many people's dream.

Originally built in 1973, this picturesque North Barrington brick ranch home with four bedrooms, 2½ baths and an open floor plan recently was remodeled beautifully. Gorgeous Brazilian cherry floors now grace every room on the main floor except the foyer and laundry room, which both feature porcelain tile floors.

Architectural detail abounds throughout the home with lovely woodwork everywhere and functional, yet beautiful, built-ins around the wood-burning fireplace in the family room. The full finished basement was recently remodeled, as was a gourmet kitchen that now features 42-inch cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

The home also features a wet bar, skylights, all new Andersen windows, updated mechanicals, a new driveway, a 2½-car garage, professional landscaping and organized closets and storage throughout.

Listing agent Mark Munro of Baird & Warner provides more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"The home is tucked away on a very quiet street with no through-traffic in North Barrington. The home has been completely remodeled and lovingly maintained."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"The target buyer is either a younger couple, perhaps in a trade-up situation, or a more senior downsizing couple."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"This is a very tranquil area with abundant wildlife."

What is one adjective that you would use to describe this home?


Name three trees, shrubs or plants featured in the yard.

"There are many large trees on the property. These include oaks, Shagbark hickories and evergreens. The garden is in bloom from early spring until early winter, with a wide variety of native plants, various bulbs, several species of hostas and day lilies and easy-care perennials. This causes an ever-changing garden color throughout the year."

The home showcases Brazilian cherry floors on most of the main floor.
Built-in shelves with storage flank the wood-burning fireplace.

On the Market

<span class="fact box text bold">Address:</span> 295 Border Lane, North Barrington

<span class="fact box text bold">Asking price:</span> $529,900

<span class="fact box text bold">Bedrooms/bathrooms: </span>four bedrooms/2½ baths

<span class="fact box text bold">Year built:</span> 1973

<span class="fact box text bold">Listing agent:</span> Mark Munro, Baird & Warner

<span class="fact box text bold">Call:</span> (847) 477-6937

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